Columbia Healthcare Banking: PNDC 2024 Gold Sponsor

Columbia Healthcare Banking: PNDC 2024 Gold Sponsor

Columbia Healthcare Banking is a Gold Sponsor of PNDC 2024. Visit them at Booth #217.

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Essential Cybersecurity Controls for Your Dental Office

In today’s digital landscape, robust cybersecurity practices are critical to safeguarding sensitive information and maintaining business continuity. While there is a broad list of critical controls to safeguard your business, here are four key controls that every practice should implement to enhance security:

Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

What is MFA? Multifactor Authentication, also known as Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), adds an extra layer of security beyond passwords. It requires users to provide two or more forms of identification before accessing an account or system.

Why is MFA important?

Defense against stolen credentials: Even if an attacker obtains a user’s password, MFA prevents unauthorized access by requiring an additional verification step, such as a text message or app notification.

Mitigating social engineering attacks: MFA reduces the risk of falling victim to phishing or social engineering attempts.

Vulnerability Scanning and Patching

What is vulnerability scanning? Regularly scanning your systems and applications for vulnerabilities helps identify security weaknesses.

Why is it crucial?

Timely patching: Vulnerability scans highlight areas that need patching. Promptly applying security patches prevents exploitation by cybercriminals.

Reducing attack surface: Patching vulnerabilities minimizes the attack surface, making it harder for attackers to find entry points.

Social Engineering Awareness

Think before you click!

Phishing emails: Be cautious when receiving unexpected emails. Verify the sender’s legitimacy and avoid clicking on suspicious links or downloading attachments.

Smishing (text-based phishing): Cybercriminals use text messages to trick users into revealing sensitive information. Stay vigilant and don’t share personal details via text.

Strong Passphrases

Why passphrases?

Complexity: Passphrases are longer and more secure than traditional passwords.

Ease of remembering: Create memorable phrases by combining random words or using acronyms.

Tips for strong passphrases:

  • Length matters: Aim for at least 12 characters.
  • Avoid common phrases: Don’t use easily guessable phrases like “password123.”
  • Unique for each account: Use different passphrases for different services. 

Columbia Healthcare Banking is a Gold Sponsor of PNDC 2024. Visit them at Booth #217.